There was a war in the land of Israel. The Israelites were fighting the Philistines. One of them was a Philistine giant from Gath named Goliath. For days, Goliath would shout to the Israelites each day and tell them to find a man that is brave enough to fight him.
Find a man that is brave enough to fight me!
Although Goliath said the Philistines would accept defeat if he were to be bested in single combat, he was too intimidating for the Israelites. All were scared of the giant Philistine.
No one stands a chance against him.
Along came a shepherd boy named David. His brothers were part of the Israelite army led by King Saul, who were fighting the Philistines. Jesse (David's Father) sent David to deliver food to them.
As he got closer, David realized all the Israelites were terrified of Goliath. In spite of his brothers pleas, David decides he will face Goliath alone. David got King Saul's support by telling him that he had faced both lion and bear to protect his father's sheep.
Is anyone going to fight me?
David told the Israelite army that he would fight Goliath. His brothers disagreed and said he should be taking care of the sheep.
David walked out to the field with no armor and only a slingshot and stones as weapons. The Philistine giant looked scornfully at this young boy coming to face him.
Come here, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the sky and beasts of the field
You come to me armed with sword and spear, but I come against you in the name of G-d of Israel. I shall strike you down, so the whole earth will know the G-d of Israel!
Shouldn't you tend the sheep?
Goliath came at David, but David put a stone in his sling and slung it, killing the Philistine with a blow to his forehead. When the Philistines see their champion dead, they flee, only to be routed by the Israelites. King Saul makes David an officer in the army.